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Week 28
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Recipe for Orange Peel Leather

GENERAL INFORMATION

RECIPE
INGREDIENTS FOR 120g OF ORANGE PEEL LEATHER

  • 20g wool fiber
  • 5L water
  • 120g orange peel
  • Some Calcium Chloride
  • 125g sodium alginate
  • 421g glycerin
  • 56g coconut oil

 

TOOLS

  • Strainer
  • Scale
  • Spatula
  • Shredder
  • Scissors
  • Frame
  • Cooking pot
  • Funnel

 

METHOD

  • Dehydrate the Orange Peel in an oven, dehydrator or just in the air
  • Crush the orange peel into small pieces
  • Sieve the pieces to get only the smallest pieces
  • Mix the alginate, glycerin, coconut oil and the orange pieces in the water
  • Store in a cool place for 24 hours to let it become a paste
  • add the wool fibers to the paste
  • Pour the mix into a frame
  • Put calcium cloride on both sides
  • Let it dry for a few days
  • Remove from the frame gently

 

 

REFERENCES

Remix El Barrio, Fablab Barcelona, 2021, Link

Squeeze the Orange on Wikifactory, 2022, Link